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Square Enix

Japanese Business Translator

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Square Enix
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Job Summary

As a Japanese Business Translator you will join our busy team providing Japanese translation services for all Square Enix Europe departments. This will mainly be comprised of work for the Square Enix Japanese Brand, Marketing and Operations teams.

Key Deliverables

  • Translation of e-mails, reports and documents from/to English and Japanese
  • Interpreting at game events, meetings, conference calls, etc.
  • Providing other types of Japanese-English language support to all departments

Key Stakeholders

Senior Translation Manager and other members of Japanese Language Support, members of the SEJ Brand and Loc/QA teams

Reports to

Senior Translation Manager


Knowledge and Experience


  • Near-native speaker in both English and Japanese
  • Proficient speaking/writing skills in both languages
  • Previous experience as a translator/ interpreter
  • Basic knowledge about games and marketing/PR in general
  • Understanding of Western and Japanese cultures


  • Previous experience of working as interpreter at public places/events
  • Translation experience gained within the games industry or technical field
  • Previous experience working in marketing/PR
  • Considerable knowledge about game development/publishing – JRPG in particular
  • Competencies, Skills and Attributes


  • Good computer and typing skills
  • Familiar with MS Office applications, especially Excel/PowerPoint
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written skills)


  • Ability to form good relationship in both business cultures
  • Technical knowledge about digital distribution as well as console platforms/PC gaming


Available to work flexibly (particularly on business trips abroad) and under pressure

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Team player with a positive and friendly attitude
  • Knowledge and experience / passion for playing SQUARE ENIX titles such as FINAL FANTASY and KINGDOM HEARTS

Please note that Square Enix does not accept speculative candidate submissions from recruitment agencies.